Movie: The Apparition
Review by Lauren
IMDB Summary: A couple are haunted by a supernatural presence that is unleashed during a college experiment.
Review: It's weird...I would normally say I'm not that big of a horror fan, which is true. I get freaked out easily and I have an over-active imagination, which never helps. However, there are some films that are a bit more scary or freaky and I love them. After all, one of my favorite films is Cry Wolf and that's about murder (and more realistic murder at that).
What does this all have to do with The Apparition? Well, I expected it to be a bit scarier, to be honest. It's not a realistic film, which is good for me. I don't have to leave the theater worrying this can actually happen. But I walked into the theater expecting to be a bit freaked out, possibly even jump here and there, and that's kind of the test of a horror flick...or at least a movie that comes across as being somewhat frightening. But The Apparition kind of failed at that. Neither me nor my sister jumped at all during the film and we left it feeling a bit let down in some ways...it could have been a great premise, but it just fell flat. Most of the movie, apart from the very beginning and near the end, seemed to be about Kelly (Ashley Greene) and Ben (Sebastian Stan) as a couple. It didn't really make sense to me. I guess I just expected more.
I will say that one of the big reasons I wanted to see this movie was for Tom Felton, who played Patrick, the guy who helps Kelly and Ben understand just what is happening to them. I'm a fan of Felton's and it's nice to see him in parts vastly different than Draco Malfoy (which he's most known for) and I do think he did a good job.
In conclusion, I want to mention that I kind of liked the end. It was odd, especially for a movie that felt more like build-up for 75% of it, but it was cool, different, and a bit unique (at least for me). If the whole movie was more like that, it might have been better.